Jordan Spieth eyes Match Play glory


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Jordan Spieth insists he is still working towards winning more titles as he prepares for this week’s WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

It has been a whirlwind few weeks for the Texan, who has been doing the media rounds after claiming his first Masters title on April 12.

The 21-year-old always looked like the form player heading into Augusta, having already won the Valspar Championship before finishing second in two subsequent PGA Tour events prior to the year’s first major.

And he duly delivered the goods, with a scintillating display to win by four shots from Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose.

The Ryder Cup ace played the week after claiming his first Green Jacket and ended up in share of 11th in the RBC Heritage and, after a week off, he is now back in action at TPC Harding Park in California.

It was thought that the world number two might take a few weeks off to recover from his exploits but Spieth is clearly hungry for more and wants to strike while the iron is hot.

He said: “Having accomplished some of my major goals in the sport of golf and inching closer to more goals that I have, why not work as hard as I can to obtain those goals if I’m already playing well and getting more and more comfortable?”

He is priced at 10.00 to win this week’s revamped 64-player event, which features a round-robin stage before the 16 group winners battle it out in knock-out play.

The final will take place on Sunday, with Rory McIlroy (10.00), defending champion Jason Day (15.00) and former champions Henrik Stenson (19.00) all tipped to do well.

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